artful wedding

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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I had the pleasure of working with Janie Medley on her table for Artful Wedding, Richmond Bride’s annual event at VMFA, where Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty spoke this year. To read about all of the details, click over to Style Me Pretty LivingPhotography by Jodi Miller


Southern Weddings Volume 5

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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We had such a great time working with Southern Weddings Magazine again, this time on a concept set at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, using a classic palette of green and white accented by the palest blue. I can’t wait to show you more behind the scenes of this shoot (photographed by Katie Stoops), but for now, you can get your copy on newsstands or by ordering here.

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brass ornament d.i.y.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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Hi everyone! Happy to be back to share a quick and super easy project I did over the weekend. This project came to me in a flash when I saw some brass ornaments that I loved, but at $20+ per ornament the real things weren’t happening, so I created these ornaments as an alternative.

I found the plastic figurines and spray paint at Michael’s. The figurines range from $2 to $6. The gold spray paint is made by Design Master, and although $7-$8 a can for for spray paint seemed steep initially, it was absolutely worth it. I love the color gold it produces.

What you’ll need:

*plastic animals (I used this brand) that you can find at most craft stores

*screw eyes (I used these)

*primer (like kilz)

*gold spray paint (I used this brand — color 231 Gold Medal– found at Michael’s)

*electric drill and drill bit (I used a spade drill bit to start the hole because I had one on hand from carving pumpkins!)

To make the ornaments…

1. Drill hole for screw eye, then screw the screw eye into figurine.

2. Prime figurine with kilz. I tried the project first without priming, and found that the spray paint adheres much, much better with primer.

3. When primer coat is dry, spray with gold paint. Thread with ribbon, and you’re done!

These little animals will be decorating our tree this year, but they would also be so pretty tied on packages, as gifts or as wedding favors for a winter wedding. They’re so easy and lots of fun to make! Happy holidays!

The Hook’s Summer 2012 Wedding Special

Friday, July 20th, 2012

merriment events The Hook CharlottesvilleThanks so much to The Hook in Charlottesville (and especially to editor Stephanie Marie) for including me in the summer 2012 wedding special. You can flip to page 26 to read the full story. I’m honored to be included with such remarkable women! Thank you so much again, Stephanie!

father’s day d.i.y.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

father's day d.i.y.

I had so much fun concepting and producing this project for Oh Joy, fun for father’s day and any summer party, really. Please go check it out! Thanks to Kaycee Deen Hopper for the pretty pictures! And thanks, of course, to Joy for having me again!

some recent work…

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”  ~Robin Williams

{bouquets by me!; photos by katie stoops)

happy mother’s day

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I had fun creating this quick + easy Mother’s Day D.I.Y. for Oh Joy! Hope you’ll pop over and have a look!

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Happy Mother’s Day Mamas! xo

{photography by katie stoops}

a fete in blue and white!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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Just a few instagrams as we prep for this weekend’s classic wedding in blue and white at Main Street Station…


framed signage in first image and certificate in last image designed by Miss Pickles Press

Neon Dip Dyed Easter Eggs

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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I had so much fun working on this Easter story for Oh Joy! I hope you’ll click over to read the story and make some neon dip dyed eggs of your own!


photo by katie stoops

en plein air

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Have you heard of Outstanding in the Field? I’m dying to go to a dinner and would love to snag a seat at one of the two dinners in Virginia later this year (they’ll be here during my birthday month, hint, hint certain someones who might be reading), but in the meantime, the tables Outstanding sets has me dreaming of dining en plein air…

Although outdoor events come with  unique sets of logistical considerations (that’s another post or ten for another day), they truly are the most fun to plan. What’s better than being outdoors, sky above you, yummy food upon your plate, surrounded by the ones you love? Nothing, I’m quite sure!


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all images via Outstanding in the Field